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By Jeff Berman · December 17, 2013
Spurred by signs of future positive growth, recent data released by Transport Capital Partners (TCP) points to increased optimism for motor carriers in the form of increased volumes and rates.
By Patrick Burnson · December 17, 2013
Trade ministers from 12 countries—including the US and Canada—failed to come to agreement at their final meeting in Singapore late last year on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
By Jeff Berman · December 16, 2013
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman caught up with CEVA CEO Marv Schlanger whom is retiring from his position in January.
By Jeff Berman · December 13, 2013
No matter how many ways it is sliced and diced, one thing is certain when it comes to truck driver turnover: it is a difficult situation that has been going on for years and does not truly show any meaningful signs of abating, at least for now.
By Jeff Berman · December 13, 2013
Earlier this month, DHL Global Forwarding, a subsidiary of global express delivery and logistics services provider DHL, held a groundbreaking ceremony for a $35 million, Chicago-based facility at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
By LM Staff · December 13, 2013
Carloads—at 279,213—were off 4.4 percent annually, and intermodal—at 262,765 trailers and containers—was up 9.4 percent.
By LM Staff · December 12, 2013
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) dropped 0.7 percent from September to October, snapping a three-month run of gains.
By Jeff Berman · December 12, 2013
Commerce reported that November retail sales at $432.3 billion were up 0.7 percent compared to October and up 4.7 percent compared to November 2012. NRF reported that November retail sales, which exclude autos, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.6 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis from October and were up 3.9 percent on an unadjusted basis annually.
By Jeff Berman · December 11, 2013
XPO Logistics has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire NLM, the largest provider of Web-based expedited transportation in North America from Jacksonville, Fla.-based Landstar System.
By LM Staff · December 11, 2013
New monthly report offers fresh insight into U.S. export and import container activity and trends
By Jeff Berman · December 11, 2013
As has been the case in its respective monthly manufacturing and non-manufacturing reports on business, continued growth remains in the cards for 2014, according to the December 2013 Semiannual Economic Forecast released this week by the Institute for Supply Management.
By Jeff Berman · December 10, 2013
Toronto-based less-than-truckload carrier and transportation services provider Vitran Corporation Inc. announced this week that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Manitoulin Transport Inc., a Pembroke, Ontario-based provider of LTL transportation services.
By LM Staff · December 10, 2013
The average price per gallon of diesel gasoline dropped 0.4 cents to $3.879 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).This snapped a two-week stretch in which prices headed up a cumulative 6.1 cents.
By Jeff Berman · December 10, 2013
Boosted by some promising signs in the United States economy, the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates is calling for a positive end to 2013 in terms of annual import growth at U.S.-based retail container ports.
By John D. Schulz · December 9, 2013
Ballots are going out Tuesday to about 26,000 Teamsters on continuation of a wage and pension concession package that will save the ailing carrier about $100 million annually. Results of the rank-and-file vote will be announced Jan. 8 and could go a long way in determining the future of 80-year-old YRC, which has lost in excess of $2.6 billion in the last decade.

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